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“Food & Value? Yes. Service? Not so much.”
Review of Sushi Ko

Sushi Ko
Ranked #367 of 1,261 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Small,but comfortable. Excellent food at a very reasonable price. The service was also prompt. My husband and I have only been there at lunch time. It is difficult to find because it is tucked away behind other stores in a strip mall. Well worth the discovery. A hidden gem.
Loudon, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Food & Value? Yes. Service? Not so much.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was just composing a lengthy review, describing our experience in detail. But I decided to cut it down to a more simple form: Four of us went to Sushi Ko in Scottsdale on a recent Friday night, about 7pm. Three of us had sushi, one of us had a dinner from the kitchen. The kitchen items arrived WAY before everyone else's sushi, the sushi orders were messed up several times, and we sat for a lengthy period without seeing our waitress at all. She kept saying she was busy, but the dining room was empty except for us and two other tables, which were being served by a different waiter. Several patrons sat at the sushi bar and were served directly by the sushi chef/artist. Our server very nearly ruined the experience for us, and it's the reason I awarded 4 stars instead of 5. Our waitress also messed up on the check at the end, and we overheard her talking to a coworker, complaining that she really wanted to get out of there to hang out with some friends. She should have gone and allowed her coworkers to do a more pleasant job and earn a nice tip.

The sushi was superb, priced very nicely, and the kitchen dinner was also generous and tasty. Those of us who ordered sushi would have liked to order more, but their 'ticket" system -- plus the waitress giving us the rush and chasing us out -- wouldn't allow that. We probably should have sat at the sushi bar, but we didn't realize this going in.

Definitely a value, with fresh ingredients and a certain artistry. I'd recommend to any sushi or Japansese food lover, and hope that they are served by a more attentive waitress or waiter.

  • Visited July 2013
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Katy, Texas, United States
1 review
“AMAZING SUSHI AND AN EVEN BETTER PRICES!!!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I love sushi and I've been everywhere;Sushi KO is definitely my favorite! This place was AWESOME!!!! The servers were very personable and food was presented promptly! My water glass was never empty and the sushi was very reasonable for the price!! I would recommend this to any and every of my sushi loving friends and family!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Corbin H
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Singapore
1 review
“Excellent food and value”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

I live in Singapore and have travelled extensively in Asia , being in Scottsdale on vacation with the family decided to try this sushi joint, for my surprise and my family's , it was the best sushi I've had in the US , and the happy hour from 3 to 6 pm is of outstanding value, half price on Nigiri Sushi.. Will certainly go back....

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank John163Singapore
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
“Food is super Delicious! Quality food!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Really good and quality food and great service. Hidden in the corner but has been around over 18 years in the area.......

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Imsande
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Scottsdale
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Walked out!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I work around the corner but had never been here. Neither had most of my co-workers so restaurant.com had them listed and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it. We get there, and the hours were wrong online...so we wait 20 min for it to open. Get in the door and the host says the owner has chosen to no longer accept these on Fridays, I said that it isn't on the certificate. He said Owner changed it.
Got up and walked out....

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Starcrusher
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